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There are three "kinds of people in
the world —the wills, the won'ts and
the cants; the first accomplish ev
erything, the second oppose every
thing and the third fail in every
thing.—WlLLlAM T. ELLIS.
THE end of the war is so plainly
In sight that fighting may como
to an end before these words
reach the public. Germany has been
unable to procure an armistice be
fore the defeat of her armies. The
military supremacy of the Allies has
been clearly proved. German sol
diers aro utterly defeated and in
panic-stricken flight. Even though
actual warfare ends to-day, the world
knows that the Allies have smashed
the German military machine, and
that it is trying desperately to save
the remnants from utter annihila
tion. That is the big thing that his
story will record of these momentous
days. The legend of German invinci
bility Is shattered.
And the next biggest thing is the
plight In which the German empire
finds itself. It is in grave danger of
going the way Russia has gone. It
will be to the Interests of the Allies
to save the nation from this disaster.
The Bolshevik Is a menace to the
world. Bolshevikism must be put
down If civilization Is to live. A quick
cessation of the war, the occupation
of German territory by Allied fcrces,
the abdication of the Kaiser and a
complete democratization of Ger
many alone can - save the country
from a deluge of blood from within.
We have no great pity for the Ger
man people In the misfortune that
has overcome them, but It Is our
duty to the world and to ourselves
to put down the international crim
inal wherever he may be found, and
the Bolshevik Is as bad as the Kaiser
Germany has broken with the shaky
Government of Russia, but having
stolen about everything that the
Prussian Invaders could lay their
hands on, they are probably quite wil
ling to relinquish any further respon
sibility. One of the specifications of
the peace terms with Germany should
be the sending of an enormous salvage
corps of the Allied armies to scour
every part of Germany for the plunder
which has been shipped back from the
invaded territory. Germany will never
get what's coming to her until there
Is a thorough reclamation service es
tablished which will return, so far as
possible, the stolen property of the
neighboring countries.
ONLY those who are In Intimate
touch with the great war work
program of seven wonderful
organizations have any real appre
ciation of the comprehensive char
acter of their big undertaking. Of
all the projects that have been
launched, however, none is more
far-reaching than the determination
of the United War Work campaign
ers to establish among the fighting
forces of the United States overseas
universities for the continuance dur
ing the period of demobilization of
tho educational work which was in
terrupted with the breaking out of
the war.
Several thousand professors are
being mobilized under the direction
of the united campaign leaders for
educational work on the other side
of the ocean. All the Y. M. C. A.
and Knights of Columbus buildings
will be utilized as educational cen
ters and here the university work
will be carried on. Millions of dol
lars are necessary for this splendid
effort in behalf of the boys who have
been fighting the battles of freedom
and justice. Many of the young
■oldlers will come back as a result
of this program ready for their de
grees or prepared to continue their
college o&reers without any serious
interruption ef their studies,
This arrangement will reproduce
in a way the military Institute of
peace times whire the educational
ahd the militant are combined In a
wholesome and practical mannets
There are thousands of buildings
available for the soldiers and the
Importance of continuing at the
close of hostilities the Welfare work
which has been so largely respon*
slble for maintaining the morale of
the fighting forces Is evident. When
our lighters come back they will
be better men In every way than
when they left. But we must stay
with them Until they get back homel
There will not only bo oppor
tunity for the classical training of
the men; there will bo Vocational
training and every opportunity to
lit themselves for oven better things
when they return home than Ihey
had before going Into the army.
So the United War Work organi
sations ore getting right behind tho
men at tho most critical time to
prove to them that tho people at
home are ready to back them In war
or peace. Tho plans that huve been
worked out to let our lighters go
to school—to glvo men vocational
and technical training that will tit
them to earn more when thoy return
than they did before they left —tho
opening of the English and French
universities for higher education —
the organization of correspondence
courses so that however Isolated
a man may be he can benefit by
these advantages—these are the
things which the great army educa
tional program of the United War
Work campaign contemplates and
which the people of the country are
now asked to provide for in their
contributions to the big drive that
will get fully under way next Tues
day, the 12th of November.
So it is up to you to show by your
willingness to help in the raising of
this great fund that you are much
interested in the fighting fnen who
are ready for peace as you were for
the same men who were pepared
to make the supreme sacrifice for
you on the fighting front.
The nearer peace comes the more
you must give—to make the ppriod
of demobilization an asset instead of
a dangerous liability for our fight
asked the people of the Com
monwealth to observe to-mor
row as Thanksgiving Day for the
passing of the influenza epidemic.
That is a good thought, but why not
enlarge upon it? Why not make the
whole of next week a Thanksgiving
period for the victory that has come
to the Allied arms and the preserva
tion of civilization ?
The man who Is truly thankful
gives. The ancient Hebrews offered
up sacrifices of the best that God had
given them. Let us emulate that
worthy example by giving something
of our plenty to those who need it,
and with the War Work committee
asking for SIBO,OOO from the city
alone, it will not be difficult to de
cide where your gifts should go.
Be thankful to the soldiers and'
sailors who have made our civiliza- |
tion secure and register the fervency
of your prayers by the number of the
dollars you give for their welfare.
Give as you pray.
THE Telegraph published last
evening a poem by Prof. J. H.
Kurzenknabe, of Camp Hill, long i
a resident of this city and known!
and loved by thousands. If all the
people native to Germany were of
the kindly nature of the aged
musician there never would have
been a war.
As Mr. Morgenthau, tlfe dis
tinguished former ambassador to
Turkey, said during his address in ;
Chestnut street hall Thursday, the I
German life of a half-century back 1
has been crushed by the military
teachers, who took the children at
the cradle and instilled into their
hearts and minds the dapinable doc
trines that almost ruined civiliza
tion and are about to destroy the
forces that set them in motion.
Just now we are so sore over the
atrocities of the modern Gel-mane
that we have forgotten for the
moment the older, kinder Germany,
but we aro not so vengeful but that
we hope the old days will return
and after a period in sackcloth and
ashes the Germans may again conie
into their own. Prof. Kurzenknabe is
of the old school of Germans, but
he is of the modern school of
Americans, all wool and a yard
WESTERN Pennsylvania far
mers complain that they have
no market for the 75,000
bushels of onions they raised this
year, and they are at a loss to under
stand why. We think we know. Most
likely its because of the scarcity of
good beefsteak. Steak smothered In
onions used to be a favorite dish in
many restaurants. But when the
army went to France and most of the
> fine cuts of beef followed, and what
was left at home shot up beyond
the price we once paid for turkey,
the consumption of onions suffered
likewise. The remedy is equally
simple and scientific. Let the far
mers who complain raise steers on
one half the farm and onions on the
other, and —presto—the problem is
Or, the war coming to an end and
the supply of beef for home con
sumption being gradually increased,
why not an advertising campaign to
popularize the consumption of beef
steak smothered in onions. In which
the restaurant men and tho growers
of French fried potatoes might Join.
Pictures of a prime broiled sirloin,
surrounded by steaming brown
onions, with crisp potatoes on the
side, together with a pot of coffee
and plenty of bread and butter —be-
fore-the-war-alze orders—and the
line "Tender and jutcyi fragrant and
wholesomei" er something like that,
ought to do the trlek> Which Would
be profitable for the hewspapere as
well as the enioit growers.
We knew a lot about onion grow
ing and selling, do We not? We do
"poCfttC* tit
By tho Ex-Commlttecman
• !l
Probably the thing which caus
ing the most comment among men
I who have studied the returns of
Tuesday's election Is that there
should have been conditions ap
proaching panlo among Republicans
in some sections of the state a week
' ago, Thero wore places In Ponnsyl
| vanta which weVe covered with a
j blue haze seven or eight days ago.
I Some Republican leaders df long ex
perience were depressed ' over the
situation and inclined to give ear to
the extravagant claims of Demo
crats and to disregard the predic
tions from the Republican state
headquarters, v
A week ago State Chairman Wil
liam Ei Crow calmly stntod that the
I Republican majority, for the state
ticket was going to go closo to 200,-
000, but observers, accustomed to
the vagaries of Pennsylvania politics,
took a different view and talked of
75,000. The truth of tho matter is
that between the noise made by the
Democrats In their insistence that
Democratic Congressmen had to be
elected to win the war and other re
markable pre-election statements
and the din made by the liquor in
terests and the "experinced boost
rs" about Judge Bonnlwell many
men were led astray.
Tho result has shown that State
Chairman Crow and the people at
Republican headquarters had their
' ears to the ground a week ago and
got it right. Incidentally. jSenator
Sproul, who made 150,000 as his
mark, received a very pleasant sur
prise in a majority which distanced
even his record vote over and above
his opponent at the primary.
The conclusions to be drawn are
that the Republicans were united and
did not realize how much the Presi
dent's appeal had damaged his own
party, already rent by the row be
tween McCormick and Palmer on
the one hand and Bonniwell on the
—Men who have followed politics
will regret the death of Samuel E.
Hudson, dean of politicul writers in
Pennsylvania. "Sam" Hudson, as he
was known to every man who ever
got anywhere in state or Philadel
phia affairs in the last forty years,
entered newspaper work early in the
seventies and became noted as a
Washington correspondent for the
Philadelphia Bulletin and as a legis
lative correspondent. He was a varied
and prolific writer, most entertain
ing and with a fund of reminiscence
which he had lately been writing for
the North American's Sunday issue.
Mr. Hudson was connected with most
of the Philadelphia newspapers in
his day and was a figure at many
legislative sessions.
—lt will take the soldier vote to
decide the Luzerne county Congres
sional contest. Lackawanna's result
will not be changed by the soldier
vote and it looks as though the Dem
ocrats had won the seat.
—Mayor Smith is out for a lower
tax rate in Philadelphia.
—Pittsburgh people will demand
creation of a State Health Commis
sion to review acts of the Commis
sioner of Health as a result Af the
influenza controversy.
—James M. Hamilton, a figure in
the battles against the McClure peo
ple in Delaware county, has retired
from politics, it is said. He was some
fighter and cost the McClures wake
ful nights and large expenditures.
—The manner in which every
northern tier county went Republi
can is somewhat interesting because
it means Republican peace even if
the perennial Philadelphia row does
try to break out again.
—The boom for Representative
Aaroft B. Hess, of Lancaster city,
for speaker is said to be now in the
finishing shop. It will appear soon.
—The general impression is that
there will be very little opposition
to the nomination of Frank A. Smith,
former Republican county chairman,
for Senator to succeed Lieutenant
Governor Edward E. Beidleman.
There will Be a special election in
the winter. Mr. Smith is' favored
by many Republicans in city and
—All expense accounts of the 126
commissioners dispatched to camps
and stations of the army and navy
and marine corps in this country
to take the votes in the national
service will be audited by the Dep
i uty Secretary of the Commonwealth
! and paid by the Auditor General's
Department without question, ac
cording to a statement heard to-day.
The appointment of commissioners
was a matter in the discretion of the
Governor and there is over $12,000
in the State Treasury to pay the ex
! penses. The state allows ten cents a
1 mile traveled. The state will be call
! Ed upon to pay a pretty penny for
expenses of some of the commission
ers who were sent as far as Salt
Lake, Fort Sill, Fort Russell and
other places in the Far West where
few Pennsylvanians were reported,
while the cost of the six or eight
sent to Pacific coast states will run
high considering the number of
votes polled.
—The Philadelphia and Pitts
burgh newspapers print considerable
interesting speculation from Wash
ington about the figure Pennsylvania
will cut in the next Congress. The
Inquirer, for says: "In
the House, where the latest returns
show a net of two Republi
cans In tho Pennsylvania delega
tion, Representative Thomas S. But
ler, of Pennsylvania, doubtless will
be made chairman of the committee
on naval affairs. • Representative
Benjamin K. Foclit, of the Seven
teenth Pennsylvania district,, is
ranking Republican of the war
claims committee, which will In
crease in importance. Representative
J. Hampton Moore, of Philadelphia,
will loom large In the investigations
which the Republicans will launch to
see how the war appropriations have
been expended. He has tried both
in the ways and means committee
and on the floor of the House to se
cure legislation looking toward the
creation of a Joint committee on
expenditures, and has invariably
been blacked by the Democratic ma
jority. With control In the hands
of the Republicans the lid will be qff
for a thorough accounting of the
gigantic war appropriations, and it
is expected Mr. Moore will be promi
nent In the investigation. New Re
publican faces In the Pennsylvania
delegation will be Edward S. Brooks,
who succeeds Andrew R. Brodbeck,
In tho Twentieth district; 8. A. Ken
dall, who follows Bruce F. Sterling,
and Willis J- Hullngs, who defeats
Earl X* Beshlln."
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[From the Kansas City Star] |
The complete and decisive victory
achieved by Italian arms, a victory !
which, measured by its direct and ■
Immediate results, must be account-1
ed one of the greatest in the war's I
annals, will be accorded the fullest
recognition by the Allies and by his
tory. A year alter the defeat of
Caporetto, in which German treach
ery accomplished what German and j
Austrian arms could not do, the {
army has shown the world how j
slight was the crack—opened up in|
the Italian defense by the elaborate j
propaganda and barrage of lies with
which the enemy had sought to;
break it down, and how steadfast
and unshaken Italian nationalism
and the character of the Italian j
people remained tfioughout the or- ■
The resolute stand on the Piave,
after the retreat from the Isonzo, i
deprived the enemy of all the ex-1
pccted fruits of his* victory, pur
chased by deceit and intrigue. The
army did not break, the nation stood
tirrn and, instead of the sack of
Venice and the triumphant march to
Home the enemy had promised him-!
self, he was forced to devote his'
whole strength to holding a line;
that, profited, him nothing and kept
from Germany the help that had j
been anticipated from a released
Austrian army.
If Italy had done no more for the j
Allied cause, this canceling of Aus
trian co-operation with the German
forces in other theaters would have
been an ample measure oit service
from a nation without large econo
mic resources and deficient in war
materiaj, such as coal and steel.
But Italy was not content with
that effort. Her soil was invaded, j
Her ancient provinces were unre- !
deemed and she had lost the line of i
her first brilliant advance. She re- '
sumed the offensive, forced the pass
age of the Piave, defeated and routed j
a great Austrian army that occupied !
a froht of ' more than a hundred
miles, and in a campaign of but a
few days, laid Austria's military j
power in the dust. Germany's last!
ally, the power closest to her and on !
which which she counted the most, :
was put out of the war, and, by
a poetic justice, put out by the na- j
tion the Austrians had long oppress- j
ed and despoiled.
Italy is redeemed. The Italian |
flag again floats in Trieste and the '
Trentino, and in the acclaim of the [
Italian people over this victory of
justice every Allied people will
heartily join its voice.
Both Were Proud
[From the Chicago Tribune.]
Anna, the maid, having picked up
a woolly sheep, a soldier boy, a
Teddy bear, and many kindred treas
ures strewn about, vigorously pro
ceeded to tidy up the apartment.
Mother came home and expressed a
warm approval.
Much gratified, the maid re
marked with pride: "It takes me
to clean up."
With equal pride Delia remarked:
"It certainly takes me to dirty up.
That gives you a lovely chance to
get praised by muvver."
The convention of the North Caro
lina State Federation of Labor peti
tioned the State Legislature to pass
a free textbook law.
In the steel works at Hanyang, I
China, common labor gets $3 a!
month, skilled labor gets frbm $8 to
sl2 a month.
Traffic over the Tralee and Dingle
(Ireland) Light Railway was sus
pended for some days owing to a
strike of the employes.
It is estimated that In all lines of
work 1,442,0*0 women have stepped!
In to fill the depleted ranks of indus
try in England.
The anthracite coal district has
lost 30,000 miners through the draft,
enlistments and by inducements of
fered in other Industries.
State administered workmen's
health insurance was indorsed by
tho Colorado State Federation of
Labor at Its recent annual conven-j
Pennsylvania railroad clerks in
Philadelphia are joining the Broth
erhood of Railway Clerks In squads
and platoons!
There are 8,000,000 British wage
earners now being paid from the
public funds, either for service with
the colors or in munition work gnd
other war trades
Every Hut Will Be a University
Class Room When Victory Is Won
WHAT shall I do when I get {
back home?"
"Will I be all out of step?,
"Will these warfare years unfit me j
j for making progress in business i
j when I return?"
I These aro the questions that boysj
! are asking over there —asking them
, eagerly, half fearsomely. They
have given a year, or two, or three
years and of the best part of their
lives. Will it mean that they are
| handicapped permanently because of
that sacrifice?
! Nojfmuch! When the day of final
; victory comes every "hut" in France j
j will become a university class room. |
Our belief in the necessity and value'
of this work is so great and our
Confidence in the backing Of the
people so strong that the Y. M. C. A.
recently ordered over two million
dollars' worth of educational books
to go to France now and be paid for I
out .of the money to be raised in I
the forthcoming United War Work!
campaign. The leading educators of !
America have been across and laid'
out the plan; the best teachers that
Our fighters haven't failed you.
Don't fail them! When peace
cdmes more than ever they will
need the entertainment and
educational work of these seven
; our schools and universities can pro
j vide, have volunteered to go across, i
l And with them will go a steady;
stream of the ablest American busi- j
I nessmen. Together they will keep I
i the boy up to the mark. They will |
i giv.e him the chance to come back, j
a better trained, more resourceful,
I more successful boy~than when he'
j went away.
He has fought your battles for i
you and won. Will you send him the ;
| men and the books that will help j
] him to win the battle of after life? j
Dr. John R. Mott has this to say j
| of the great reconstruction move-1
| ment fog* soldiers:
"The burning question to-day is, i
i shall the period of demobilization be |
l ;U~period of demoralization or not?
: We have sent more than 800 tpro-1
What Have I Done?
[From the United War Work Cam
paign Literature]
What have you done, what have you
To help the boys' "Behind the gun?"
Men who, tagged and travel tgeary, |
Turned the tide at Chateau Thierry,
And those whose bleeding bodies
The hail of death at Belleau Wood?
For these, the bravest under the sun,
What have you done? What have
you done?
What have you done, what have
you done
To back the men who stopped the
What have you offered—words or
To meet your country's urgent
i! Trenches in France are running red
! With freemen's blood for freedom
1 They braved the # blast of Are and
'I gun,
What have you done? What have
you done?
What have you done, what have you
Along the trail of the frightful Hun
To mend the bodies racked and torn?
, What have you given, what forsworn
To ease the hunger, pain and woe
Wrought by a brutal, savage foe?-
Have you a heart, or have you none ?
What have you done? What have
you done?
What will you have when vlct'ry's
A record to show or one to shun?
Which shall it be to praise or blame,
A glow of pride or blhsh of shame?
When war scarr'd heroes question
What will you say, What will you do?
Answer to conscience—every one,
"What have I done? What have I
Retaining One's Confidence
Cast not away therefore your con
fidence, which hath great recom
pense of reward. —Hebrews x, 36,
! lessors and teachers over there and
Iwe need two thousand more. We
: need five million dollars for text
-1 books alone, for the American Army,
j We' need three million dollars for
i books of reference. The educational
program ought to get one hundred
I million dollars by itself."
Among other plans originated in
Harrisburg for stimulating interest j
in the United War Work fund and
raising the city's quota of SIBO,OOO,
and the district's quota of SSOO,OOO,
is the endless telephone story, which
was originated in Harrisburg by Mrs.
William Jendings, vice-president of
the district committee.
This telephone story is to be told
i to thousands of women over the tele- 1
1 phone, with the approval of the j
j district chairman, E. J. Stackpole.
! The district chairman for women j
When the whistle blows, and
they call it the end of tlie war.
don't expect Itill and Jim to be
morning. Think how long it took
, us to get our fighters across. Then
you'll realize how long it may
take to get tlieni hack. We want
to make the period of demobiliza- I
tion a line, helpful period ev
ery Yank. Don't stop giving now.
This will be the time they will ,
need us most.
lines up her county chairmen; the j
I county chairman for women covers |
| her county with sufficient workers,
j using those already on f he county
I committee, and adding many more, !
I so that the story may be carried to j
i the remotest home. For the rural j
j communities there will be a woman ;
for each school district. Fo? cities;
and towns the wards will be used :
for the units. ,
The endless telephone story will
| start November 11, each committee
i member telling seven women the
; United War Work story by telephone,
j If any women called have heard it,
j another woman will be called. Each
I one will be told to tell the story
j to seven others who have not heard,
| asking each of them in turn to tell
i seven others, thus making the end
j less telephone story. No soliciting
j for money or requests for contribu
! tions will be made over the phone.
[From the Atlanta Constitution]
The season when the raking and
burning of fallen leaves is the order
of the day is upon us, but the house
holder, and especially the war gar
dener, Who is provident and thought
ful. will rake the leaves that fall
upon and litter his premises, but he
will not burn them.
Instead, he will pile them in a heap
or put them in a pit—which is bet
ter —there to let nature convert them
into plant food.
This applies not only to the leaves
that fall during the autumnal sea
son,.'when the trees disrobe prepara
tory to their winter sleep, but to all
manner of vegetation, such as weeds,
dry grass, dead stalks, etc., that clut
ter the garden afteb having served
their Immediate purpose. All are of
earth earthly, and all were Intended
to return into the earth again. That
is in keeping with nature's scheme.
The agriculturist who Is wise, re
gardless of the scale upon which he
operates, will conserve them and
make of them ar valuable byproduct
of the year's output.
Going Up
[From the Kansas City News]
The military party in Germany
that has screwed up its face, shut
its eyes and declared It won't take
the medicine under Its nose may
learn something by opening one eye
and taking a look at the armistice
A-ms imposed on Austria.
Awnistice terms, the kaiser and
his advises may be Informed, are
going up. They are a war com
modity and those that must have
them have to pay dear. Germany
must buy In a rising market.
Bulgaria, Turkey and Austria have
swept the counter bare of anything
that could be called a bargain. They
didn't haggle. They were in such
a hurry they didn't ask to have the
article wrapped up. Now the kai
ser will have to take what is left
and nobody will pretend it is a thing
he will take any pride in having
sent home. But take it he must
and at the price marked on it. iThat
is the only choice left to late comers.
NOVEMBER*9, 1918.
A Question of Law
[From the Pittsburgh Dispatch]
The food administration of Penn
! sylvania which has admitted itself
I rebuffed in attempts at remedial ac
j tlvity by the absence of state laws to
j restrain profiteers, believes a way is
! opening to effect a change. A mass
| of evidence is said to have been col
lected to prove the profiteering prac
tice common in and.
Congress will be asked to act Upon
it by providing legislation
give the food administration a regal
j resource. The long lftet of regulative
; orders issued from time to timeYtas
j given the public an impression t|iat
I the food administration had almost
unlimited powers, but Mr. Hoover
i and his subordinates say the reverse
iis true. When the beneficial results
of the food administration in New
| York were pointed to by victimized
j Philadelphians the answer invariably
I was that official activity in New York
i was through state laws.
Mr. Hoover and his assistants
deplored from time to time that fed
> eral agents, acting in the national
! interest, were forced to rely for legal
aid upon state laws, and solicited
! Congress to provide the necessary
, power which always was denied.
Now the food administration believes
it has collected enough testimony
\ on the widespread ravages of the
profiteering epidemic to satisfy Con
! gress that legislative necessity has
been proved. The Pennsylvania Food
i Administration has had field agents
out for some time gathering prices
' on all staples and noting practices,
: and is able to establish the profiteer
ing fact whether Congress gives head
and supplies the corrective laws or
not. The administration also ex
! presses the opinion that if Congress
! will furnish the legal weapon profit
! eering in foods can be brought to
j an end, the result consumers have
i hoped for without much hope in its
I consummation.
! you k now
C- 7 ov"*, them very well?
( * ij I I think so.
1 Whenever I go
tl ere for dinner
fF* ' I'm always ex-
Spected to help
~ uflT -Be- with the dishes
- - afterwards. She
never thinks of
j letting them go
till morning to
entertain me.
I wonder why jl Jl
j [ones always gtlHlljr
labors under the jSl||l Wfil
[elusion that he tj JWV
! is In the swim? iffy3k
I believe ho
ya s on c o jPS|
jhrown over
tv+rd by a so- ||H[
>l*ty Ctrl.
f </'j I 1 tho>t Jonea
ML / was a militarist.
/v,. ilil He was till ho
BE*!') / got married, but
' m now a P eaco "
V i|| Ut-any-prlco man.
lint even a AA/V
married man S
has a right to I
hU opinion. gl^Sj&l
My dear fel
low, It isn't a
question of
question *cf • I
Aliening (Eijat
The Lykens Valley anthracite min
ing region of Dauphin county will
show a loss of hundreds of thousands
of tons, possibly a million, as the re
sult of the Influenza epidemic whlcb
Bwcpt through that Bection with
great severity. The ban was Just
raised to-day en that territory, the
emergency hospitals at Lykens and
Wllliamstown having been closed a
few days ago. There are dozens of
persons just recovering from the epi
demic and there will be weeks be- £
fore the full tide of production of
coal can bo resumed. In this city it
is estimated that there were 500
deaths and between 7,000 and 8,000
cases, while Steelton was liafd hit.
Where housing conditions were not
good there were many fatalities.
Middletown, Hummelstown, Millers
burg and Hcrshey were not so seri
ously affected as the mining section.
In the mining region the men are
slowly getting back to work, and
Charles J. Price, the state mine in
spector, says that mining has been
much hampered by the epidemic.
In Williamsport It is reported that
thero forty-two deaths in a
population of 5,000, while Tower /
City and vicinity, over the Schuyl
kill line, had about 115 deaths in
6,000 population. In Likens and
Wiconlsco there were tifty-three
deaths with a population of about
5,000. Several of the collieries were
actually shut down for from threo
or,four days to a week by the epi
demic und the production of anthra
cite of a high grade, ordinarily 7,-
000 tons a day went down to fifty
per cent, for the October working
days. Much expense will fall on
municipalities, but largely costs of
iightifig the epidemic are going to
be 'taken out of the half million dol
lars or so to the credit of the State
Health Department. All these bills
will bo paid and then sent to the
Auditor General for final auditing.
The fS9t to the state will not be
complete for weeks owing to the
widespread nature of the epidemic
and the extraordinary conditions
which had to be met.
• • •
People hereabouts are wondering
what effect the end of the war la
going to have on the plans of tho
government and the great military
storehouses established at Middle
town and Marsh Run. Some very am
bitious projects for road improve
ment and'other developments are In
the wind and if the national au
thorities determine to curtail or
abandon the plants there will be
changes. The belief Is that they
will be permanent, at least for a
decade to come.
• • •
State Librarian Thomas Lynch
Montgomery, who is greatly Inter
ested in the organization
of efforts for collecting the history
of Pennsylvania, has begun prepara
tions for the meeting of the Penn
' eylvania Federation of Historical So
cieties here next January. There
almost fifty societies affiliated
fyith this organization and they are
welng rellod upon to assist the State
Tfjstorlcal Commission in assembling
the data relative to Pennsylvania
ahd the great war, a work of the
utmost importance because of the
tremendous part Pennsylvania men
and resources and products have
played in the struggle. Captain H.
M. M. Richards, of Lebanon, is the
president of the State Federation,
and its first vice-president is a Har
risburger, Dr. Hugh Hamilton,
while B. M. Mead, the lawyer and;
historian, is chairman of the oom
mittee on sites.
• • •
The white frosts which hate* ap
peared on the roofs and las#ns of
• Harrisburg the last few days bring
home to us that the election Is over
und yet in spite of the heavy char
acter of the particles to be found
on every surface before the eun gets
busy have failed to dim the glory
of the cosmos or the colors of the
chrysanthemums. The tall cosmos
is to be seen peering over many a
fence and hedge and is rivaling tho
| chrysanthemums in insisting that
this is an ideal autumn in the Sus
quehahna Valley. And similarly the
! foliage on tho Islands show that
winter has not yet compelled the
lowering of the colors.
* *
i Pennsylvania's State Capitol, de
, dicated in the month of October,
. twelve years ago, had fewer visitors
in the month just closed than ever
known in aijy similar period since
the building wns formally opened
by Theodore Roosevelt in 1906.
This was due to the fact that the
month had scarcely commenced be
fore the influenza ban was placed
upon it and all visiting except on
official business was forbidden, the
"show" places and legislative halls
being closed tight and signs and
watchmen put at the doors. The
office of the guides and the register
on which people of every state and
every nation and every clime have
written their names were locked up
and the autumn automobile parties,
which have been a feature of every
year since the famous "penny a irfile"
excursions instituted by the late
Governor Samuel W. Pennypacker,
were notable for their absence.
This has been a favorite time of the
year for farmers to come to Har
risburg as the harvesting is ended
and they can visit the Capitol. Even
the State Museum with Pennsyl
vania birds and beasts and reptiles
and fishes had to close up and the
various educational excursions to
study the exhibits were abandoned.
—Dr. Isaac Sharpless, head of
Haverford, says that William Penn
first proposed the League of Na
—J. P. Gaffney, Philadelphia ciW
solicitor, says that this is the tine*
whjm salary Inequalities should
—W. H. Donner, the steel man£
facturer, is giving much of his timi
to government work at Washington,
—Representative D. J. Bechtolil.
of Steelton, re-elected this week, U
a native of Myerstown.
—Representative W. K. West,
Danville, hero yesterday, has served
three times in the House.
—S. Davis Page has been eleotg*
president of the Colonial SooMhs
of Pennsylvania.
—Tlint Harrisburg-rnadc gun
carriages are in Pershing's
The State Arsenal turned out much
ammunition here during the Civil
Speed the Parting Pest
Ring out, wild bell%
Acrofes the snow!
• The kaiser's goln^—:
Let hlgi go!
—Tennyson J, XML